Sunday, May 7, 2017

Seaside & Dreams

Hello my happy crafters and fabulous followers...
This month I bring to you a layout featuring my daughter

and one of her besties and a trio of tags inspired by the
seaside location where I live.

Your Heart & Dreams

Beginning with a nice floral paper I chose to place the
focal point near to the centre inside an Ornate Frame and decorated
the radiating surrounds with a combination of


The Page Border was dissected and utilised about the layout with
one part being decorated with a pearl as a topper.


The flowers were bunched with a collection of paper straws and skewers
and bound with florist wire and string.

A number of hearts were embossed to match some of the
earthy tones of the flowers as well as a way to introduce texture.

Scrap Words are always a great way to include a title on many types
of projects and although these great friends are now separated
by distance they both know they must Follow their Heart & Dreams.

CB4063 Leaf Spray 13
CB5001 Ornate Frame 01
CB2007 Page Borders 06
CB6113 Scrap Words 32
CB1159 Hearts 05
FMS Black Ink
Pearl Embellishment
Stampendous – Shabby Pink
Patterned Paper
Flower Posies - WOC Flowers, Paper Straw, String
Florist Wire, Skewer

Seaside Tag Trio

Digging through my stash I found a few jumbo tags and
instantly thought about marrying some of Scrapmatts lovely seaside
chippies with them...The height would fit nicely with lighthouses.

Each of the tags were stenciled with different patterns to tone
down the glossy backgrounds that were already a part of the tags.
On this I used some of the very new Distress Oxides to bring out
some colour and not having used these before I wanted to sample
a fair selection of them and was pleased with the results.

Each tag was dressed with some fishing net and adorned with
Additional to this I used some serviette images to extend the theme.
The final touches were to add the lighthouses, sand and shells.

CB1221 Nautical Designs 04
CB6064 Nautical Designs 01
ST1002 Diamonds
ST1025 Feathers
ST1037 Bling
Distress Oxides – Vintage Paper, Spiced Marmalade
Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio
Broken China
Tags, Rope, Sand, Shells, Netting & Serviettes

Thanks for stopping by
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 to check out the Design Teams amazing creations!
If you have creations using Scrapmatts products why not upload
them into the gallery?!
(We would love to see them!!) 

Until next time
Happy Crafting


  1. Beautiful creating Rhonda, I love the sea side theme you have on these creations..

  2. These are both so pretty, love how all those Scrapmatts goodness.

  3. Beautiful work Rhonda and great use of chipboard.

  4. Totally love those tags, so bright and colourful!